Tag Archives: Kathryn Stockett

The Help’s Tate Taylor involved in movie about James Brown’s life, set for Natchez

August 23, 2013

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Jackson native Tate Taylor, who made the movie The Help, is ready to make another movie in Mississippi, and it will be made in Natchez. In a Huffington Post story, it was reported that Taylor is set to begin work on a movie about James Brown’s life… Last October producer Brian Grazer enlisted “The Help” director, […]

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Natchez could be site for ‘major movie announcement’

August 23, 2013

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In a press release today, the Mississippi Development Authority says Gov. Phil Bryant and movie director  Tate Taylor will announce Monday that there will be “major film project” worked on in Mississippi. The event will be held at 10 Monday morning at the Mississippi Coliseum. The Natchez Democrat wrote Tuesday that Mayor Butch Brown believes […]

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New York Times gives readers a 36-hour visit to Jackson

May 30, 2013

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When movie crews descended on Jackson in 2010 to film “The Help,” based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel about the city’s maids in the 1960s, they transformed the streets of its trendiest neighborhood into a retro backdrop. Given locals’ loyalty to mom-and-pop stores like Brent’s Drugs, where you can still sit at the counter and order […]

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“The Help” Wins Big at SAG

January 30, 2012

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“The Help,” a Mississippi-made film about race and relationships in 1960’s Jackson, has done it again. The movie, based on the novel by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett, won the coveted Best Ensemble Cast award at last night’s 18th annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards show in Los Angeles. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer who played African-American […]

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“The Help” Earns Oscar Nod

January 24, 2012

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The 84th Academy Awards on ABC can count on a likely higher viewing audience from the Magnolia State this year. Oscar’s 2012 picks for Best Picture include  “The Help”, a film based on the New York Times bestseller by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett. The story of black and white women growing up in 1960’s Mississippi […]

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